Posted by Ali on March 11, 2014 under Interviews,Press with 0 comments
Drew did an interview for the New York Time Magazine where she talks with Robert Osborne. The two talk about movies and Drew shares how she does not feel she is a good actor.
As far as on-screen duos go, Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore seem like an unlikely pair. He was raised in the small town of Colfax, Wash. (population 2,800) during the ’40s and amused himself with reading books while his parents worked. She grew up amidst the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in the ’80s, the youngest in a long family line of legendary actors, and made her first television appearance before she was even a year old. But they share an almost obsessive love for movies, particularly black-and-white films made decades ago. It’s this connection that makes Osborne and Barrymore light up together as the host and co-host, respectively, of TCM’s “The Essentials.” The show, which premiered in 2001 and airs on Saturday nights, puts timeless, classic films in the spotlight with commentary and fun bits of trivia supplied by the hosts (in the past those duties have been taken up by everyone from Rob Reiner to Alec Baldwin). This season marks Barrymore’s third as Osborne’s wingwoman, and the two clearly enjoy the back-and-forth banter — as well as the goofy handshakes, thumb wars and screwball comedy moments that often happen after the cameras stop rolling. T caught up with the actors on set to talk about the films that forever changed them, the characters they’ve admired and crushed on, and what’s missing from the box office today.
You both have a love for movies from the past; where does this come from?
OSBORNE: Well, my love of movies started when I was 7 years old, living in a small town, going to the movies all the time, and finding the people in the movies more interesting than the people in my small town. Also at that time, it wasn’t that easy to find out about movies. So when I had a curiosity, it sent me into research about the people in the movies or the movies being made. The more I found out about movies, the more interesting they were to me.
BARRYMORE: I just started working when I was 11 months old. So I enjoyed, like, getting to know the medium in which I was working but I so much more got obsessed with the stories that filmmaking told …
OSBORNE: But that’s part of your blood, that’s part of your DNA. I don’t have family that was anywhere near show business.
BARRYMORE: Well, that was also my way of getting to know them. If you want to learn about your grandfather, watch “Twentieth Century,” “Dinner at Eight,” “Grand Hotel” — all movies that we’ve done on “The Essentials.” And yeah, I mean, films were not only what I work in, but you’re absolutely right, it was a way to get to know my relatives.
What films shaped you the most?
OSBORNE: I was shaped by the heroes in the films I saw, which you always want to emulate and be like. I wanted to be like Alan Ladd, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart. I think one of the things that’s missing from films today are real heroes for you to emulate. Our heroes have become, you know, antiheroes more than heroes. But I would say, if any film affected me a lot, it would be “A Place in the Sun,” because when I saw that, I was like 17 or 18, and I so understood Montgomery Clift’s dilemma of liking Shelly Winters because she was kind to him, and he was lonely and he felt out of place. And then when he had a chance to be with Elizabeth Taylor, you know, I can understand his dilemma of wanting to not be with Shelly Winters anymore. And just the angst he suffered; I was at an age when I enjoyed suffering angst. It had a huge effect on me.
BARRYMORE: I have a longer list: “Pollyanna,” “Captains Courageous,” “Black Stallion,” “Foxes,” um, “Excalibur”? I was, like, obsessed with “Camelot” and “Excalibur” and “Anne of a Thousand Days” — any double-VHS-giant double-beta set of those films. I just loved the swashbuckling nature of them, I was obsessed. I loved watching men in cinema, and I liked watching young girls, whether it was a Jodie Foster in “Foxes” or a Hayley Mills in “Pollyanna.” It could be squeaky clean and it could be super like L.A.- streets-gritty, but there was no barrier between. I liked older men and younger girls. That was what I responded to in film.
You lived through those characters a little, right?
BARRYMORE: I wanted Richard Burton and Spencer Tracy, and I wanted Jodie Foster and Hayley Mills.
What movie just blew your mind?
OSBORNE: I remember one that had a deep effect on me. I don’t know if it blew my mind, but I remember when I was a kid and saw “Meet Me in St. Louis” for the first time…
BARRYMORE: Ding, ding went the trolley!
Posted by Ali on March 11, 2014 under Awards with 0 comments
Variety has shared the exciting news that Drew is being recognized by CinemaCon as their female star of the year!
Drew Barrymore, who stars in Warner Bros.’ upcoming summer comedy “Blended,” is set to receive the Female Star of the Year kudo at this year’s CinemaCon.
In “Blended,” Barrymore stars alongside Adam Sandler, marking the third feature collaboration for the pair. The film follows the two as single parents who, after a disastrous blind date, find themselves vacationing at the same African safari resort. Warners will release “Blended” on May 23.
“Is there anyone who isn’t in love with Drew Barrymore, one of the most captivating and incredibly talented actresses of our time?” asks CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser. “Her career is simply remarkable.”
In addition to acting, Barrymore made her feature directorial debut in 2009 with the quirky roller derby comedy “Whip It.” She’s currently exec producing the reality series “Knife Fight” for Esquire Network.
CinemaCon, the annual exhibitor conference hosted by the National Assn. of Theater Owners, runs March 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Posted by Ali on March 10, 2014 under Articles with 0 comments
We all know that Drew loves to cook and has been trying to learn more about the culinary arts the past few years, well it appears that she and some gal pals took a girls trip to learn how to make homemade pasta! The Los Angeles Times gives us a run down of their trip.
Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz joined gal pal Drew Barrymore and others for a “girls trip” in Napa Valley this week that’s giving us major culinary envy.
The A-listers headed up to the Northern California wine country on Wednesday for what Witherspoon, 37, dubbed #girlstrip2014, or what we want to refer to as “Charlie’s Angels” meets “Eat Pray Love” with a dash of “Julie and Julia” and some “Legally Blonde” mixed in for good measure.
The leading ladies took a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, just north of Napa, at the majestic Greystone property. There they donned adorable white chefs’ hats and were joined by stylist Leslie Fremar, makeup artist Gucci Westman, hairstylist Lona Vigi and food enthusiast Emma Daley.
The gang created several authentic Italian treats as part of the institute’s “Cooking of Italy” course. Witherspoon made spinach ricotta ravioli, Diaz made lamb chops, Barrymore made fresh pasta and Fremar made pizza.
As with any getaway, the ladies snapped photos and shared some online with a healthy helping of teasing.
Diaz, 41 and the author of “The Body Book,” snapped a shot of Barrymore running pasta dough through a pasta maker. A typo in her caption could be interpreted either as “making” or “maiming.” Same difference, right?
“Thank you culinary institute of America ! I learned so much with my girlfriends #GT14,” Barrymore said.
“What an amazingly delicious, educational, and ridiculously FUN time I had with these awesome ladies!!! … #CIA #napavalley #culinarylove #goodfoodgoodfriends #GT14, Diaz wrote, captioning a group shot of the ladies on Instagram.
Anyone else starving now?
Posted by Ali on February 28, 2014 under Guest Appearances,Images with 0 comments
Pics of Drew from her guest appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!
Posted by Ali on February 28, 2014 under Guest Appearances,Videos with 0 comments
Drew and her good friend and co-star Adam Sandler joined another good friend and co-star Jimmy Fallon as he hosts the Tonight Show! Here are some clips from the interviews!
I Heart with Drew Barrymore
Posted by Ali on February 10, 2014 under Events,Find It in Everything,Images with 0 comments
Today Drew was in New York City signing copies of her book “Find it in Everything” at Barnes & Noble.